Flooding puts huge pressure on national economies, cities, communities and individuals alike. The short-term impacts may include hundreds of casualties, many displaced people, very serious health problems and enormous damage to property and infrastructure. Affected areas may need years to recover. The aim of this event is to gather professionals to present and discuss the latest research advances and practices in the development and implementation of resilience measures and flood management plans.
The focus on cities in Asia and Europe is motivated by the approach applied within the EU-funded FP7 project CORFU that investigates differences in flooding problems and solutions in a number of case studies in these two continents. The wider objective is to enable broadening of horizons and better joining of people, ideas and methodologies.
On behalf of the STAR-FLOOD consortium, Dries Hegger gives a presentation about the project during the closing session on Saturday 7 September, 14.00-15.00.